A Waterfront Long Island Sunroom for Cozying Up at Sunset

A Waterfront Long Island Sunroom for Cozying Up at Sunset

If you’re lucky enough to live on the water – you’re lucky enough! These clients had a beautiful waterfront Long Island home and wanted to maximize every inch of it. Marlaina Teich Designs got to work: we  added a range of seating options, finishes, and special touches to make sure the clients had the perfect sunroom to enjoy at sunrise, sunset, and every moment in between.

Here’s how we designed the perfect waterfront sunroom:

Maximize Natural Light:  You obviously want to enjoy your view! In this room, we kept the windows bare. That’s right – an interior designer didn’t add window treatments! Even simple shades would block a portion of the windows, the natural light, and the view. With such fantastic sunshine pouring in and the privacy already accorded by a home facing the water, we let the view do its work, sans draperies or shades. The thick window casings were enough to dress the windows up.

We Used a Neutral Color Palette…  Again, the view is the showstopper here. We didn’t want to distract with bright wall colors or wallpaper. We opted for a simple cream wall color with gleaming white ceilings. The higher gloss finish on the ceiling helps reflect the natural light. The sectional is generously sized, but its neutral linen color prevents it from being overbearing. Neutral doesn’t have to just mean whites and creams – we added a few blue touches of blue in the pillow and side chair for some visual interest.

… But Added a Little Interest! We love this fun accent wall of printed wallpaper. Don’t be afraid to use wallpaper in your home! You don’t need to wrap the whole room in it – even a simple accent wall makes a huge impact. This wallpaper is reminiscent of a toile, but has a nautical scene instead of the traditional French country or Chinoiserie scenes usually seen on toiles.

We Added A Contemporary Touch: The glass topped table is less heavy than a wooden-topped one would be. Paired with a decorative metallic basket, it adds a touch of contemporary style to the space.

Mix Up Those Textures: This room has a plethora of textures that blend perfectly together. All wood and linen would be boring and homogenous, but when layering textures, you need to make sure they’re cohesive. This room has a textured rug, woven wooden arm chair, suede side chairs, a glass-topped table, and wooden accents. By adding a mix of textures and finishes, we made it neutral but never boring.

We Provided Multiple Seating Options: That glass-topped table is so versatile! The clients can use it for so many different occasions: coffee during the sunrise, board games with the kids, reading the paper or even just enjoying the view at sunset. For a room like this that will get a lot of use, it’s important to give the clients different ways to use it.

It’s important to hire a designer that will maximize the space to its full potential. At Long Island interior designer Marlaina Teich Designs, we’re experts at turning a blank space with an incredible view into the perfect room to suit the needs of your family. Whether your home is the Hamptons or overlooking Long Island Sound on the Gold Coast, Marlaina Teich Designs is one of Long Island’s top interior design firms. Contact us today to begin designing your dream space!

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